Basement Health Systems Solutions for a Healthier Home
What are you breathing?
It is a good question to ask ourselves. All of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. Driving in cars, flying in planes, engaging in recreational activities, and being exposed to environmental pollutants all pose varying degrees of risk. Some risks are simply unavoidable. The good news is indoor air pollution is one risk that you can do something about. Find out more
about what you are breathing and how to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) around you.
Indoor Air Quality
How clean is the air inside your home?
When you breathe in the air in your home, you may be breathing in more than you know. Approximately 87% of American homeowners are unaware of indoor air pollution. Our indoor air facts may suprise you.
Did you know?
Children expecially at risk
- In general, indoor air is four to five times more polluted than outdoor air
- According to a study by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, indoor air contaminants are responsible for or aggravated half of all illnesses
- It is recommended we drink approximately two quarts of clean water each day. By comparison, we inhale approximately 15,000 quarts of air each day
- More than 15 million Americans are estimate to have asthma, including one in 13 school-age children
- Because they breathe faster than adults, children inhale 50 percent more air per pound of body weight than adults and are especially sensitive to air quality problems.
Poor indoor air qulity negatively affects the health of more than 15 million americans who have asthma and the 28 million who suffer from hay fever and other allergies.